RADIANT CIRCUS is creating a handy guide to London’s DIY, indie & alternative movie nights, film events & gallery screenings. Our DAILY UPDATE helps you find films in London today [18 APR 2018]*.
We check ticket availability each morning & only list screens you can book for at the time of posting. Please click quickly: SINGLE-O EXHIBITS (one-off attractions) // MUSEUM SHOWS (several exhibits under one roof, by seasons & festivals) // GRIND SHOWS (regular runs).
WED 18 // TODAY’S ATTRACTIONS
CLEOPATRA JONES 35mm at Regent Street Cinema (18 APR 19:30):
Soul Jazz Records continues its Blaxploitation classic film screenings and, this time, it’s a mother! “6 feet two of dynamite – she’s the female James Bond, she’s the soul sister’s answer to James Brown. Guns, car chases, motorbikes, kung fu, wah wah funk… it’s Cleopatra Jones!!”
THE DARKEST HOUR + TALK: WINSTON CHURCHILL, FRANCE AND EUROPE at Ciné Lumière (18 APR 18:30 + 20:15):
Historians Richard Toye and Christian Destremau examine Winston Churchill’s relationship to France and Europe, and the different narratives that have been built since. Then there’s Gary Oldman’s Academy Award winning performance as Winston Churchill “withstands his darkest hour, rallies a nation, and attempts to change the course of history”.
LGBTQ+ SHORT FILMS & NETWORKING at The Others (18 APR 19:00):
The Film Bunch celebrates the best of LGBTQ+ short films from around the world to raise awareness and challenge attitudes. Screenings are deaf & hard of hearing friendly. There will be a chance to network before and after the screening.
More films in London today (A–Z): BIG FISH & BEGONIA at Prince Charles (18 APR 21:00). THE BIG SLEEP 35mm + INTRO by Geoff Andrew at BFI (18 APR 18:00). EVEN WHEN I FALL + Q&A with producer Elhum Shakerifar at LEXI Cinema (18 APR 18:20). INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIES at Prince Charles (18 APR 18:20). MYSTIC PIZZA 35mm at Prince Charles (18 APR 20:45). THE UNSUSPECTED 16mm presented by Kennington Noir at the Cinema Museum (18 APR 19:30).
WED 18 // TODAY’S SEASONS
CLOSE-UP ON HAL HARTLEY at Close-Up (04 APR to 30 APR):
HENRY FOOL (18 APR 20:00).
CLOSE-UP ON KRZYSZTOF KIEŚLOWSKI at Close-Up (03 to 25 APR):
THREE COLOURS: WHITE (18 APR 18:00).
SERGIO LEONE at BFI Southbank (APR):
A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS (18 APR 14:30, 18:30 & 20:50).
WOODFALL: A REVOLUTION IN BRITISH CINEMA at BFI Southbank (APR):
A TASTE OF HONEY (18 APR 20:40).
WED 18 // TODAY’S FESTIVALS
Festivals projecting today:
EAST END FILM FESTIVAL (11 to 29 APR)
KISSING CANDICE at Curzon Aldgate (18 APR 18:30).
SHORTS PROGRAMME 2: CRUEL INTENTIONS at Rich Mix (18 APR 18:30).
TIME SHARE at Rich Mix (18 APR 20:45).
COMIC + LIVE RECORDED PODCAST at Rich Mix (21:00).
LONDON KURDISH FILM FESTIVAL (13 to 22 APR)
KER at Rio Cinema (18 APR 20:30).
ROMANIAN FILM FESTIVAL (18 to 22 APR)
POROROCA at Curzon Soho (18 APR 18:10).
> Planning ahead? Try our comprehensive festivals A to Z.
WED 18 // TODAY’S GRIND SHOWS
JUPITER’S MOON at Whirled Cinema (18 APR 20:00):
The director of the critically acclaimed WHITE GOD employs his uniquely talented eye to create this riveting supernatural thriller. Adorned with heart-pounding car chases and sensational gunfights that are complemented by fluid and kinetic camerawork, Kornél Mundruczó brings spectacle that rivals any Hollywood production to tell a timely European story.
WESTERN at ArtHouse Crouch End (18 APR 12:20):
A thriller on the frontier of Eastern Europe follows a group of German construction workers who have travelled to a remote site in the Bulgarian countryside for work. The foreign land awakens the men’s sense of adventure, but they are also confronted with their own prejudice and mistrust due to the language barrier and cultural differences.
WINNIE at Bertha DocHouse (18 APR 16:30):
Winnie Mandela is one of the most misunderstood and intriguingly powerful contemporary female political figures. As her husband Nelson Mandela served out his sentence in prison, Winnie took centre stage before the world as the face of the African National Congress. She became an icon for an adoring but fickle public that first cast her as the Mother of the Nation, and then cast her down as a sinner.
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*THE SMALL PRINT: As accurate as we could make it. Apologies for any mistakes. Updates & corrections will be made to the online version. We don’t filter by age/certification: all readers & subscribers should be 18+. We only list the films in London today you can book for at the time of posting. Please click quickly!
Featured image: CLEOPATRA JONES (1973).